DROPOUTS are a four piece pop-punk outfit formed in Los Angeles, California in 2016.
Their sound could be summarized as a mix of the melodic simplicity of The Ramones, the tongue-in-cheek spirit of Blink 182, and the early rock n’ roll stylings of players like Chuck Berry and B.B. King.
“Dancing Shoes” is the first single off of the latest album release, “Punk Sounds”. Singer Joey Churko was kind enough to take a few minutes to comment for us the lyrics of this single. Check out what he had to say below!
The song’s melody and theme were indeed transpired when Joey was stuck on an airport runway for an extended amount of time during a particularly heavy winter in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Another night stuck in snowy Cleveland
The icy potholed streets are freezing
Ran out of chances, but I kept believing”
“Beneath the hooky chorus, the underlining lyrics are essentially a reflection of his failed romantic relationship with an previous lover and a commentary on the challenges and frustrations of modern dating in a large metropolitan city such as Los Angeles.”
“A New Years party spent alone
Surrounded by kissing couples
Your eyes, Your eyes are full of trouble”
“The chorus itself serves as a humble plea for another chance to mend a relationship and to prove the validity of his loyalty to an estranged partner.”
“And I don’t want to dance with anyone but you
You give me just one night and I will see it through
If you stay by my side then I’ll be satisfied
Because I don’t want to dance with anyone but you”
“Lastly, the song touches on the inevitable pitfalls of being employed in a creative based industry that keeps people working out on the road and away from family and friends for long periods of time, as well as the loneliness that comes along with it.”
“Another week out on the road
One million miles from home
Head up, Eyes open, and stone sober”
“The final lyric is about rekindling the personal or romantic connection after a long separation or break up and finding the positive solution.”
“When I get back to you
We’ll know just what to do
Your lonely eyes, Your eyes have won me over”
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